European Movement Ireland and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung were delighted to host an in-person event, ‘Innovation and Competitiveness: 30 Years of the Single Market.
This event reflected on the past 30 years of the Single Market and impact it has made on Member States with a focus on Ireland and the innovative and competitive nature of it. The event opened with a keynote address from Commissioner Mairead McGuinness on the role the Single Market has played in shaping the European Union and where in the areas of Financial Services, Financial Stability and Capital Markets Union she can see it developing. This was followed by a panel discussion reflecting on the impact on Ireland, its trade relation within the Single Market, particularly Germany, and how it has been a tool for innovation and competitiveness.
This was the second event in the series with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in 2023.
Date: Thursday, 26 October 2023
Time: 12:00 – 13:45
Venue: Chartered Accountants House, 47-49 Pearse Street, Dublin 2, D02 YN40, Ireland
Keynote Speaker: Commissioner Mairead McGuinness, Commissioner for Financial Services, Financial Stability and Capital Markets Union
- Commissioner Mairead McGuinness
- Leo Clancy, CEO, Enterprise Ireland
- Dr Frances Ruane, Chair National Competitiveness & Productivity Council
- Simon Dauber, President of the German-Irish Chamber of Industry and Commerce
Welcome Address: Matthias Barner, Director, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung UK & Ireland
Moderator: Noelle O Connell, CEO, European Movement Ireland
The event will took the format of a keynote address by Commissioner Mairead McGuinness, followed by a panel discussion with time for Q&A session with participants.